Doctors call pressure drop after eating postprandial hypotension, and most often it occurs in people with hypertension, reports Medical News Today.
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Postprandial hypotension can cause such complications:
weakness or loss of consciousness; nausea dizziness; visual impairment; angina pectoris or chest pain.
Food that can boost pressure
People with prehypertension or hypertension should limit their intake of food, which can increase their blood pressure. Usually these are foods that contain a lot of salt or saturated fats.
Salt and sodium
Most processed foods and fast foods contain large amounts of salt or sodium. Sodium causes the body to retain excess fluid, which leads to an increase in blood pressure.
People who have hypertension or hypertension should try to limit their sodium intake. Therefore, foods that are high in sodium should be avoided:
ready meals; canned soups; canned vegetables and meat; potato chips; marinades and sauces;
A high saturated fat diet increases the risk of hypertension. According to the American Heart Association, saturated fats increase the amount of low density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol in the blood).
Fiber and unsaturated fats help maintain normal blood pressure
A high level of LDL cholesterol leads to the accumulation of fatty deposits, that is, to the formation of so-called atherosclerotic plaques.
Plaques constrict arteries, leaving less room for blood flow. The heart begins to pump blood stronger, which leads to an increase in blood pressure.
Examples of foods high in saturated fat:
fatty red meat; skinned bird; fat; fried food; butter; cheese and other dairy products; tropical oils such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oil.
What foods help lower blood pressure
Protein increases the level of amino acids in the blood, affects metabolic processes, which can help lower blood pressure. Fiber helps lower LDL cholesterol in the blood. Potassium helps the kidneys remove excess sodium from the body. Magnesium helps prevent vasoconstriction.
People with hypertension can use the DASH diet, which includes heart-friendly foods.
What is worth eating for people with cardiovascular diseases:
vegetables and fruits; whole grains; beans; nuts vegetable oils; low-fat dairy products; fish a bird.
People who follow the DASH diet should limit or exclude foods that are high in sugar and saturated fat.
Experts have concluded that the DASH diet helps lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Moreover, they found that people on this diet had significantly more sustained positive results.
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